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not sure she expected the speaker of the house to have the top priority in the conversation. so i accept your kind words on behalf of our house democratic caucus. to pass a fully inclusive hate crimes legislation. what we can do is just take off the transgender part. i said, let's just do that. there are the most discriminant against people. mr. mayor, thank you. for associating yourself with the aspirations of the transgender area and we were so excited to have the repeal of
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don't ask, don't tell. [applause] to make short that military families get the same opportunities as other military families do. and when our servicemen and women might have been discharged under less than ideal circumstances, that the record is set straight for them. if they want to be reconditioned, it is done with all the respect they deserve. they have more work to do in terms of the implementation of it. we have got to win to do that. aren't we proud of our president? [applause] marriage be quality. -- marriage equality.
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all of the years we have been seeking it, wasn't it an emotional experience? the president of the united states, in such a beautiful way, explaining -- [applause] people told me that the naacp coming out for it almost had a bigger impact, but they are not politicians. we have a lot to be proud of. so much of it started here. i will give them credit in new york -- [applause] but we are also very proud of the work that was done here. members of congress from this area have taken the lead on funding the research on aids. from day one, we had an
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international mobilization against aids parade, a vigil in san francisco right from the start. there was a recognition. in order to deal with it appropriately at home, we had to deal with it globally. you're seeing global equality, whether it is hiv, aids, or marriage the quality. -- marriage equality. i am very pleased to be here with you. you thought maybe i would have brief remarks. i did have a full speech and i will not read it if you promise to read it on the internet. this is really such a source of pride to all of us. what a son you have. y('t you proud? [applause] thank you all very much. in two weeks, i will be going to
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massachusetts to attend the wedding of the first member of congress to be married in a same-sex wedding ceremony. the marriage of barney frank. i am going to tell them about all of you. [applause] he will make history when he does that. a lot of love up here. [applause] he will make history when he gets married to jimmy. when he makes that history, we will all be making progress. as i said to him in new york when we had an engagement party for him, all of this, all of the statement about the pink
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triangle, all of the statement about the gay pride parades, all of the fight and discrimination we have in the workplace and hate crimes, thank you for doing what is so patriotic. in doing so, we honor the bows of our founders and we make america more american. thank you all. [applause] >> our lifetime achievement grand marshal is going to take over my duties and introduce all of the other elected officials. i would like to remark that as
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an architect it was a great honor to be the team liaison to the joint venture that renovated city hall. worked directly with willie brown to achieve presentations. in our first meeting, you came in and said, do what is right for the building and i will take care of the money and the politics. and you certainly held true to your word. the building is beautiful because we made sure that we did the right thing. [applause] >> how about the pink suede jacket? [laughter] [applause] >> it is a great honor for me to be part of what is always an
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incredible san francisco's celebration. tomorrow, in particular, will be a great day. i do not know yet. but it will be charged to the reconstruction of the building. [laughter] it is my great honor and pleasure to let you know that when we finish, in just a few minutes, all of the dialogue behind us, champagne bottles, very important people who are up here, i suppose you might say gives birth in life to the incredible thing triangle which is on the side of this particular hill that has been
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put here by some incredible volunteers. before that, we have got to hear from a couple of people. we're going to start with the boss of our city, the man who runs the city day in and day out. it is my hope he will run the city for as long as he wishes. mayor ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, mayor brown, leader nancy pelosi. quickly, if i could invoke nancy pelosi's story? honros granted? [laughter] i will make it quick. i am not really a big speechmaker. but i do want to say something from the heart as i was listening to all of the previous remarks and how important it is to teach and use these moments to teach other generations.
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what we have to do two and intolerance. i am proud of the city for so many reasons for it time and time again, i have gone to the u.s. conference of mayors and talk to them about our city being the innovation capital of the world. what i realize and what i have discussed more and more with them is that you cannot have the best mind, the best talent of any city unless you unleased everybody in the city to participate. that means we have to work even harder to and intolerance not only in our city but all around our country very it i know that is the really big secret. you cannot be innovation capital of the world unless the gay community, the asian community, the african-american community, the transgender community, all participate at their utmost level. that is how we become the best city. [applause]
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all of us are probably walking with all of you. we will be looking up to the twin peaks and seeing the bright colors identifying this mark, remembering what it means, educating other generations. i have to admit, when i looked down on this hill, i also got other memories. we had to get the goats up here. i am still seeing these dotes on the hillside. where are they? [laughter] patrick, thank you again for all of the effort to clean this up. you see these busloads of visitors who are wondering what it is and they get educated on the meaning of our city. the other thing i want to say -- nancy pelosi has been such a
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wonderful leader triet -- leader. it has been through her efforts, following her, when the federal government was unable to provide the funds to have enough money for hiv, the state, all of her efforts, the budget was not there. we had a little bit of luck in san francisco. we followed their leadership and we made those cuts with the wonderful relationship of the mayor's office working with all of the members of the board of supervisors. that is how we work together. we do not use an excuse. it is all of our responsibility to make sure that these programs are fully-funded, that they reflect our care and concern.
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with that, thank you very much for all of your leadership. [applause] >> senator mark leno. [applause] >> captured, thank you for bringing us all together once again. it is such an honor to have our leader here along with the mayor, former mayor, now lifetime achievement award winner, all of the marshalls, our entire elected family, bishop. i want to thank riat -- rita for being with us. [applause] i have taken on the role of
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recounting how the nazis did what they did. i'm going to do it in a very abbreviated fashion this year. they broke laws. they change the laws so they could continue to be able to discredit, dishonor, and finally attempt to eliminate an entire population, first making it illegal for jews to own property, businesses, for jews to marry people that they love. all of these provisions. i want to recount how we have been making progress in the opposite direction area just 40 years ago, 1972, the american psychiatric association, finally removed from this list of mental illnesses, homosexuality. that was an enormous game changer. once that was done, leaders like willie brown could reverse state law, which at that time, would have been a felony for a
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consensual adult of the same gender to have relations. willie loves telling the story. it is very dramatic. the vote was locked at 20-20. he air lifted in the lieutenant governor to cast the deciding vote. when he comes home on weekends, goes to church with his wife and children, the church elders would take him aside and say, is there something we should note? [laughter] it was not a self-serving act. this was leadership in fighting for civil rights. that is why willie brown is getting a lifetime achievement award. [applause] as i do every year, i bring a proclamation writ this effort starts on friday morning. when patrick takes a u-haul
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truck to a storage locker, blows up the truck, brings the volunteers, comes back, feeds everybody. saturday morning filling out the triangle. this is an amazing effort and we're so indebted to you. this may help you complete wallpaper in your new bathroom. [applause] but, as earnest as your efforts are and all of the volunteers, we would not be here if it were not for edith. we brought a proclamation for edith. [applause]
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we look forward to celebrating your 90th birthday shortly. thank you all for being here. [applause] >> from san francisco, california state representative tom adriana -- amiano. [applause] >> thank you. i just got a text from olivia newton-john and she wants her jacket back. [laughter] ♪ summer days ♪ [laughter] i have been around the block and even when i was young, a whole bunch of people were there for us. it was popular. they could have lost votes.
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i do appreciate loyalty permit it reminds us about what loyalty is all about. we will never forget those people in germany forced to wear a pink triangle. to my brother from uganda, we will never let you down. you have the force of this community behind you. our history means a lot but the future means more. when you have the horror of rick santorum and mitt romney and i have a confession to make. 46 years ago, i threw mitt romney down to the ground and cut and styled his hair. [laughter] [applause] >> that remarks should go viral. [laughter]
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patrick was kline -- kind enough to identify members of the board of supervisors and the other electorate of san francisco. i do not think you have got a chance to see them. to see them together for a much greater picture. i am not going ask anyone of them -- everyone of them to say anything. [laughter] i am going ask if they would. obviously, the president of the board of supervisors, david chiu. get a good photo. supervisor campos, supervisor
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cohen, supervisor wiener, where are you? the man who collects surtaxes. where is phil? this is part of the official family of the city and county of san francisco. all of them would like to speak, but i have the mic. what you are going to your next is the band and then the champagne. [applause]
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>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and
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white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
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>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from
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traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon.
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>> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things.
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>> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept
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secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes.
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>> it was an exciting event for those who wanted some long needed improvements. >> they saw it and they took care of it. >> the project is expected to open in spring, 2013. for more on the playground, includ